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February 11, 2013 4:26:22 PM

Hello, i am new at this forum and i want to share my build with the experts so lets start. After read the topic "How to Ask for New Build or
Upgrade Advice" i will post as you want (this is my 1st build).

Build:

CPU:AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz
Processor ($123.79) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0095VP8D4/ref=aw_ls__8?colid=1A...

CPU Cooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus ($25.72) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002G1YPH0/ref=aw_ls__5?colid=1A...

Motherboard: Gigabyte AMD FM2 A85X ATX GA-F2A85X-UP4 ($125.91) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009L1EOKQ/ref=aw_ls__9?colid=1A...

Memory: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit ($46.66) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004QBUL1C/ref=aw_ls__7?colid=1A...

Storage:WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch,
7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX ($75.00) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0088PUEPK/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1360...

Video Card:GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR3 DVI- D / D-Sub / HDMI CrossFire Ready Graphics Card ($69.24) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005MED9X4/ref=aw_ls__4?colid=1A...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow Design (RC-912-KKN1) ($49.99) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003ZM7YTA/ref=aw_ls__6?colid=1A...

Power Supply:Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply (RS500-
PCARD3-US) ($37.95) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001G0WPLK/ref=aw_ls__3?colid=1A...

Optical Drive:Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk
- IHAS124-04 Version C (Black) ($17.99) www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002YIG9AQ/ref=aw_ls__2?colid=1A...

The only reason that i buy the AMD 6670 is for enable dual graphics. I want to ask to the community of experts opinions, recomendation and whatever.

This build is a gaming pc ( well at leats trying)
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 ( i am not sure if is that the resolution)

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February 11, 2013 4:58:27 PM

Any tip or anything?
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February 11, 2013 4:59:39 PM

you might want to look for a monitor with 1920x1080 resolution
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February 11, 2013 5:07:24 PM

The CM power supply is poor quality

The small red switch on the rear to change the input voltage is a sure sign

Use only 80+ bronze , or better, rated power supplies .
The corsair CX 430 is often very well priced at Newegg

APU's use the system RAM as graphics RAM . Performance increases with faster RAM
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-bandwidth-sc...
Either use 1866 MHz RAM , or find some low voltage 1600 MHz RAM and once you have built your computer set the voltage up to 1.5 volts , and the frequency to 1866 MHz [ or more ] manually
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February 11, 2013 5:14:54 PM

Am I missing something...is the 6670 necessary with a A10-5800k?
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February 11, 2013 5:24:37 PM

envy14tpe said:
Am I missing something...is the 6670 necessary with a A10-5800k?


You can crossfire the apu's graphics with some graphics cards . The 6670 is the most powerful model you can use with an A10 , I think

The crossfire is asymmetrical with 3 frames from the graphics card for every single frame from the APU . Performance is very good for the price
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February 11, 2013 6:12:40 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The CM power supply is poor quality

The small red switch on the rear to change the input voltage is a sure sign

Use only 80+ bronze , or better, rated power supplies .
The corsair CX 430 is often very well priced at Newegg

APU's use the system RAM as graphics RAM . Performance increases with faster RAM
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-bandwidth-sc...
Either use 1866 MHz RAM , or find some low voltage 1600 MHz RAM and once you have built your computer set the voltage up to 1.5 volts , and the frequency to 1866 MHz [ or more ] manually


Thanks for the orientation, i thinked before that CM was good quality on PS, i will make the change of PS with the corsair that you say, how about to choose this pair of ram= http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0056KUWS4/ref=mp_s_a_1?q...
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February 11, 2013 6:32:46 PM

I cant get amazon pages to load properly

What you should be looking for is 1866 Mhz RAM
rated 1.5 volts or less
and with the lowest timings, ie 9-9-9-24 is better than 10-10-11-27
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February 11, 2013 7:06:22 PM

he's paying $250 for the MB and CPU I think he should be able to get a fx-6300 and a amd3+ for $200 and using that extra $50 for the 7770 card.
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February 11, 2013 7:06:45 PM

Outlander_04 said:
If the price was the same I'd go that way too

i'd say it'll be much more beneficial in the long run if he doesn't skimp out on the parts. heck, even just changing his gfx to a 7750 is much better than xfire a 6670ddr3 with the onboard gpu (there are some games that aren't compatible with it and in some games it just gimps the performance) and it'll cost just $30~40 more
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February 11, 2013 7:55:17 PM

ikaz said:
he's paying $250 for the MB and CPU I think he should be able to get a fx-6300 and a amd3+ for $200 and using that extra $50 for the 7770 card.


Well the price is a fact, i choose that motherboard for the A85 chipset and gigabye because is a high quality manufacturer (as i know) and the cpu because is the strongest APU with the strongest graphics also is quad core and run at 3.8 for the price i think is good.
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February 11, 2013 8:18:03 PM

Harleem said:
Well the price is a fact, i choose that motherboard for the A85 chipset and gigabye because is a high quality manufacturer (as i know) and the cpu because is the strongest APU with the strongest graphics also is quad core and run at 3.8 for the price i think is good.

and yet a fx6300 is a six core cpu and paired with a 7750, will absolutely torch the a10 in games. don't take it the wrong way - yes the a10 has a great built in gpu and yes you can xfire it with a 6670 ddr3 but its not that great when compared to a measly 7750 w/c is only $89~99. as i've said before, the hybrid xfire is good when it works but it is also incompatible to some games and it drags fps down in others. i'd rather go with a gpu that is stable in all. the least you can do is change your gfx to a 7750 if you really, really want that a10. otherwise, just go with what you truly want since you'll be the one using it. i'm just here to provide some advise.
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February 11, 2013 11:56:32 PM

nokiddingboss said:
and yet a fx6300 is a six core cpu and paired with a 7750, will absolutely torch the a10 in games. don't take it the wrong way - yes the a10 has a great built in gpu and yes you can xfire it with a 6670 ddr3 but its not that great when compared to a measly 7750 w/c is only $89~99. as i've said before, the hybrid xfire is good when it works but it is also incompatible to some games and it drags fps down in others. i'd rather go with a gpu that is stable in all. the least you can do is change your gfx to a 7750 if you really, really want that a10. otherwise, just go with what you truly want since you'll be the one using it. i'm just here to provide some advise.


After you say that i make a further investigation and i have to say that you are totally right, but there is a problem, in gigabyte website that you need to enter to BIOS to enable FX support, this means that i need another CPU to enter to the BIOS or is something for more performance?
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February 11, 2013 11:59:18 PM

nokiddingboss said:
and yet a fx6300 is a six core cpu and paired with a 7750, will absolutely torch the a10 in games. don't take it the wrong way - yes the a10 has a great built in gpu and yes you can xfire it with a 6670 ddr3 but its not that great when compared to a measly 7750 w/c is only $89~99. as i've said before, the hybrid xfire is good when it works but it is also incompatible to some games and it drags fps down in others. i'd rather go with a gpu that is stable in all. the least you can do is change your gfx to a 7750 if you really, really want that a10. otherwise, just go with what you truly want since you'll be the one using it. i'm just here to provide some advise.


After you say that i make a further investigation and i have to say that you are totally right, but there is a problem, in gigabyte website that you need to enter to BIOS to enable FX support, this means that i need another CPU to enter to the BIOS or is something for more performance?
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February 12, 2013 3:23:00 PM

Make me clear this, i need another CPU to update bios and start use the FX-6300 or i can use it or what?
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February 13, 2013 4:31:27 AM

you can't use an FM2 mobo for the fx6300, you'll need an AM3+ mobo for it.
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February 13, 2013 5:59:23 AM

Just get this and play your heart out

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($114.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $512.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 02:59 EST-0500)

You will max every game out there.
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February 13, 2013 8:07:19 PM

cutebeans said:
Just get this and play your heart out

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($114.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $512.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 02:59 EST-0500)

You will max every game out there.


Epic!! But i will change that asRock for a gigabyte 970 ds3 and the case for a haf 912 that have exellent airflow as a read i thinked also the hhd for a WD caviar blue 1TB but its 15$ more better leave thw toshiba, what you think?
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February 13, 2013 10:37:17 PM

The source 220 has excellent airflow, maybe even better than the haf 912. haf 912 is an obsolete case. While most $50 case out there has 3.0 ports. The 912 haf still does not have one.

:)  of course, its up to you.
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February 14, 2013 2:07:17 AM

Well you are the expert here not me, hehehe, god this forum is so helpful thanks to everyone :D  i will check it. Other thing i will buy the gigabyte 970ds3 for ultradurable i guess, i need to know if i can use the FX-6300 and update the BIOS or i need another cpu to do that?
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February 14, 2013 3:20:31 AM

Sure! No problem bro! :) !

Gigabyte is a good board as well.
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February 14, 2013 3:37:09 AM

since the resolution you'd be playing is 1280x1024, i'd say cutebeans build will serve you really well. but if you could squeeze in a little bit of cash though (about $40~$50 more or less), i'd suggest going for a 7850 1gb for assurance. you'll never know when the 128bit bandwidth limitation of the 7770 will start to choke up on demanding games the are about to come this year. but really, its all up to you how you'd want to spend your hard earned cash.
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February 14, 2013 3:41:09 AM

Hi, I've had personal experience with this. I've been playing on a 1280 x 1024 monitor with a 9800GT. I've played all the latest titles on the PC @ med to high before it died last year.

The 7770 is better than the 9800GT so he really won't need it. The 7770 can play Skyrim without mods at High.
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February 14, 2013 3:50:49 AM

but don't you think maxing everything out is worth it since it's just a few bucks away? and besides there are a lot of bandwidth heavy games out there. for example: far cry 3 for will only run on average of 30 below fps on 1280x1024 on a 7770 and that's with a system equipped with an i7. check out guru3d.com for more info. you can just follow the link here: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/far_cry_3_graphics...
i respect your opinion. peace out bro.
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February 14, 2013 4:14:29 AM

Hi bro, the 7770 can play Skyrim at High @ 1920 x 1080 :) 

The 7770 will max skyrim at @ 1280 x 1024.

Sorry it did not make sense. :) 

Yeah, wow. FC3 is really eating up the resources.

EDIT: BUT it's still almost @ 30 fps which is the standard for nonenthusiasts :) .
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February 14, 2013 4:44:45 AM

cutebeans said:
Hi bro, the 7770 can play Skyrim at High @ 1920 x 1080 :) 

The 7770 will max skyrim at @ 1280 x 1024.

Sorry it did not make sense. :) 

Yeah, wow. FC3 is really eating up the resources.

EDIT: BUT it's still almost @ 30 fps which is the standard for nonenthusiasts :) .

i was surprised by far cry 3 too. i agree with you too about the 30fps average since that's on very high settings. a non enthusiast gamer can always slide down to a more manageable med-high settings should the lag prove to be problematic and assuming he's not gaming on 1080p will alleviate the lag even further. i'd say it is enough to satisfy the masses but the elitist minority is a whole different story. the elitist won't even dare touch a unicorn unless it farts 1080p rainbows up its ass on max settings with 4xmsaa, 16xaf, ambient occlusion and tessellation :) 
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February 14, 2013 4:49:33 AM

Yeah, but darn! I can't believe it.

I was planning on making an FX-6300 with 7770 but since you showed me that chart. Gonna bump it up to 7850 at least :) !

The enthusiasts will only play at 60 FPS.
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February 14, 2013 5:05:45 AM

cutebeans said:
Yeah, but darn! I can't believe it.

I was planning on making an FX-6300 with 7770 but since you showed me that chart. Gonna bump it up to 7850 at least :) !

The enthusiasts will only play at 60 FPS.

godspeed to you. i'm sure you'll find the 7850 a bit more to your liking than the 7770. and i think there was this game bundle available for it now which is bioshock infinite and tomb raider or was that for the 7870 and up only? nonetheless, the OP should stick with your build and need only to change the GPU to a 7850 1gb if the budget allows it.
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it seems that the "never settle reloaded" promo is indeed available for the 7850. all the more reason to go for it.
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February 14, 2013 5:20:13 AM

Yeah, if budget allows the 7850 is great.
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February 14, 2013 10:42:08 AM

7850 is great, i saw it and wow, but i dont got $ for a. 200$+ graphics card my limit is 130 as max, also what about the FX-6300? I can use as wst without problems?
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February 14, 2013 10:42:40 AM

7850 is great, i saw it and wow, but i dont got $ for a. 200$+ graphics card my limit is 130 as max, also what about the FX-6300? I can use as 1
st without problems?
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February 14, 2013 11:43:12 AM

the 7850 1gb goes for at least $160~$170 no need to get the pricier 2gb one since you'll be playing at 1280x1024.
here's the link should you want to check it out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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i suggest saving up that extra $40 for the 7850. that extra $ will not only buy you a better GPU, but also 2 free a-list games; bioshock infinite and tomb raider w/c you either use (that'll be $100+ saved if you were planning on buying those games anyway) or sell them and recoup some of your cash. all in all, you might as well go for it.
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February 15, 2013 4:41:30 AM

I will start buying the dvd rom, the power supply and the cpu. Now need help to choose the videocard thinked that xfx with 2 fans and the motherboard gigabyte. And what about the ram? Are the vengeance 2x4 9-9-9-24 fine?
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